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SFGTV2
Jul 24, 2010 5:31am PDT
. >> [applause]. >> the book was published this year by the university of georgia press. it is available at the back of the auditorium this afternoon. it is called blood ties and brown liquor. and he is also been the finalist for the 2006 poetry prize. please, join me in welcoming mr. sean hill. [applause]. >> i want to read from blood and brown liquor today. this book is about my home town in georgia. it's also where [inaudible] is from. and i started researching the history of [inaudible] and sort of fell into the history of black people there because it was not taught in school. so -- in order to write about the history i had to invent a character to explore this history. the character's name is si loss wright. >> first poem i will read is titled silos write at age 71914. it's about silos follows a fishing riggel in the shallows. he describes the line in his tablet as much pride in that line as a man and his son. he giggles and goes on. the next letters come easy. with this he will have more than a mark to bind. rambling across the page again and again in messy rows along it flows until he g
CNN
Jul 24, 2010 7:00pm EDT
from rural georgia. now a household name. >> shirley sherrod. >> shirley sherrod. >> shirley sherrod. >> burning up the airwaves, thrust into a political firestorm. was there ever a discrimination claim filed against you? >> never. >> turning up the heat on the white house. >> on behalf of the administration, i offer our apologies. >> all this attention couldn't be farther from sherrod's humble roots. roots, though, that grounded her in the dangerous, even deadly world of racial tensions. newton, georgia, the deep south. 180 miles south of atlanta. a typical southern farming town. >> you had to get up before daylight and get food and try to be in the field as the sun was coming up. >> walking down the streets near her hometown, sherrod remembers working in the cotton fields as a young child. >> you had a sack that you put on and the sack went over this shoulder. you know, and the opening was here. so you are bending over picking cotton and putting it in the sack. and when it gets full, you got to take it over to a burlap sheet and pour it in there and you did that all the day long. >
CBS
Jul 14, 2010 6:00am EDT
loop on georgia avenue. all of your lanes are getting by. there is quite the congestion. jammed from 95 to georgia avenue and on the inner loop, we are getting word of a dump truck near cedar lane. you might be expecting a few delay around that area as well. >> moving to police activity we have been tracking. more lanes are opening up at the intersection of randolph, obviously, the police investigation continues. >> next, let's take you to mcarthur boulevard. follow the detour, andre andrea. kristin fisher joins us from dupont circle where metro riders are feeling frustrated. are we seeing any improvement? >> we are seeing some improvement. two of the up escalators working metro said it will likely be later this week before all of the escalators at this station are fixed. this problem started during the monday evening rush hour when spoke was spotted billowing out of one of the escalators and caused near panic for the riders stuck and could not see through the smoke. metro closed down all of the escalators forcing passengers to walk out or ride to another station. metro mechanic
FOX
Jul 2, 2010 4:25am EDT
coming up in a minute. >> our top stories on this friday morning. >>> georgia is under -- prince georgia is under water restriction because of a pipe broke,. right now there's no threat of contamination, but officials are urging residents of both counties to boil their water, stop any outdoor water use and limit indoor water use. not what you want to hear on a long holiday weekends. >>> there is new information on a cold case crime in virginia, morgan herring ton disappeared last october. -body was found in january on a farm. investigators are looking for this man and they say they found forensic evidence that links him to a sexual assault in fairfax county in 2005. if you recognize this man, fairfax county police or virginia state police would like to hear from you. >>> a change in virginia state law means that virginiaians can carry guns. it's a basic right, the other says it's asking for trouble. that's parker breaking down both sides. >> reporter: when ed took a break for lunch today, he knew he'd have a hamburger on his plate and 45 caliber pistol on your side. >> you have the right
ABC
Jul 12, 2010 5:00am EDT
michigan down to a northeast georgia. it will make it to us close to lunchtime. it is in central virginia. we are getting into an unsettled weather pattern the next couple days, which is good because it gives us more rain showers. 90's this afternoon. mid-day thunder showers are possible especially south of the metro area. we are looking at a chance of showers tonight. let's go to lisa baden to check traffic. >> there's an accident in prince george's county heading south on the beltway to andrews air force base. flashing lights with activity on the shoulder, inner loop after exit 7 branch ave. northbound on the beltway, no construction. looks good on the wilson bridge altria past fedex field. looks fine and agreed white, a toll road, and 270. headlights out of tysons in this camera on the american legion bridge. >>> we begin with a developing story. a boy fighting for his life after getting hit by a car last night and around 33rd street and wisconsin avenue in georgetown, closing the road for several hours. chris van cleve tells us what happened. >> i think the child was ahead of the pare
ABC
Jul 14, 2010 5:00am EDT
virgini. maryland has a crash on the a little between poolesville road and georgia avenue and the left lane. in northwest d.c. there was a fire reported in a manhole, connecticut avenue at q street. the only thing that gets by is northbound connecticut avenue, one lane southbound. >>> we are grateful for the rain yesterday, but it came down so hard, unlike a few days to dry out, otherwise we face flash flooding situations. my rain gauge in my backyard, the rainfall late was five. -- 5.02 in jpra al. we will have some clearing later this afternoon. -- 5 inches and alg hour was te rainfall late. temperatures are in the low to mid 70's. 71 in frederick. 74 and land rover. the dew point numbers are in the low to mid 70's. uncomfortable in terms of humidity. there are still a few showers and a side. nothing major, and just a few sprinkles, especially farther west of the metro area like the shenandoah valley. from winchester southward down towards fronta royal there is a weak weather system. some of that will continue to rotate through the metro area later this morning. maybe isolated in nat
MSNBC
Jul 21, 2010 9:00am EDT
. georgia" steams into the coast of north korea. there are also some concerns that north korea may, in fact, e resort to more prohavingtive provocative actions as kim jong-il prepares to pass leadership on to his young son in the near future. >> jim at the pentagon this morning, thank you. >>> still ahead, unemployment benefits will be extended, but what is the longer term solution here? we'll have bob casey of pennsylvania. what is it going to take to get americans working again? >>> plus, why senator lindsay graham is taking his republican counter parts and democrats to task. but first, a look ahead at the president's schedule. he is going to the ronald reagan federal building to sign financial regulation. it is a victory lap that he may not get much of because of the other story clouding everything. this is "the daily rundown." and our special fiber helps our probiotics so that you can show those symptoms who's in charge. this isn't even floor. [ elevator bell dings ] imagine that kind of vitality... -- in your skin. [ female announcer ] new from aveeno: ageless vitality. bio-minera
CSPAN
Jul 14, 2010 5:00pm EDT
here on the floor tonight from georgia. georgia seems to produce. it's a good state for growing congressmen. my good friend, congressman graves, is joining us on the floor here tonight from the state of georgia. we are here early enough that it may be even some of your constituents will have a chance to say, hey, there's my guy, we sent him to congress, he's doing a great job. welcome, congressman. and we are going to get into things in just a minute. i'd go back a little bit to how this economic problem came to be. of course, history continues to go along, but if i had to pick a point -- this is kind of an interesting one. this is september 11 but it's not 2001. it's 2003. two years after the attack on new york city. september 11, 2003, this is "the new york times," not exactly a conservative oracle, is reporting some news. this is the news. it it says that the bush administration today recommended the most significant regulatory overhaul in the housing finance industry since the savings and loan crisis nearly a decade ago. it goes on to say under the plan disclosed by the -- i
CSPAN
Jul 3, 2010 6:15pm EDT
chambliss from georgia. before i begin my remarks, i would like to take a moment to a knowledge the passing of a colleague -- and to robert byrd, the longest-serving senator ever. he had the greatest respect for the rules and traditions of the senate and for all three branches of government. he defended them with passion and bigger -- vigor. i extend my deepest sympathies to his family. tomorrow is the fourth of july. from the village squares of new england to the pomp france -- to the palm beaches of california, to georgia, to the prairies and beyond, americans are gathering to celebrate our nation's birthday. amid the red, white, b and blueunting, -- and blue, many of us will listen to the words of a document that urged americans to throw off the yoke of a cane and make their own destiny as an independent nation -- of a king make their own destiny as an independent nation and a free people. signing the declaration of independence was a brave move. by embarking on such a bold experiment, they risked life and limb to create a nation based, not on ethnicity or religion or geographic boundari
NBC
Jul 29, 2010 4:00am EDT
slipping into meals. >>> and feed frenzy. hundreds oflligators swarm a georgia waterway for chow time. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello and good morning. i'm lynn berry. and today we begin with struck down. a federal judge in arizona has backed the obama administration's high-stakes challenge of arizona's immigration law just hours before it was set to become law. while some provisions go into effect today key parts have been blocked, staged for a lengthy court battle. nbc's tracie potts is in washington with the story. tracie, good morning. >> lynn, good morning. this is a showdown arizona has been waiting for for a couple of months. sb-1070. not quite as tough as it was intended to be. from the white house to california to the hot seat of this issue arizona people are furious over the state's immigration law and the judge's decision to put the most controversial provision on hold. >> i found the judge's decision absurd. >> we want to be there with our children. >> what takes effect today is a watered down version of the law. police cannot arrest people for not
NBC
Jul 9, 2010 4:00am EDT
prison. >>> and now here's a look at some other stories making news early today in america. georgia reminding people that things exposed to being under pressure should not be left under the sun. you're looking at what's left of a truck. as for the steel container, it was shredded apart like cardboard. fortunately no one was hurt. >>> meanwhile wisconsin residents are cleaning up after a tornado ripped through the south central part of that state. it shows a large funnel cloud sweeping overland and leashes thousands without power. >>> if you're in louisiana and nature calls there's one company making it possible to take care of business in style. for 5 bucks they offer customers what they call a lukzry bathroom experience with every toiletry imaginable. some call it a bit pricey. some call it the perfect played-off since finding a clean bathroom at a gas station is almost impossible. >>> the pennsylvania liquor control board is testing a pair of machines which lets shoppers buy wine in supermarkets. to get it they have to swipe their driver ice lie since, look into a camera, and blow
CBS
Jul 31, 2010 6:00pm EDT
at 11. >>> georgia's wildlife has a new edition, a zebra mixed with a donkey born last week at a wildlife preserve in georgia. a zedonk turns up every now and then. >>> in new mexico sandwich lovers tasted the longest sandwich ever, 150 feet long. organizers held a 3-day fair to celebrate and taste the sandwich. just 60 pieces of bread and each section has a totally different flavor. 250,000 businesses will sell portions of this gigantic sandwich. you now, in new mexico they either have the green chillies or red. >> which one is it for ,,,,,,
CBS
Jul 14, 2010 5:00am EDT
georgia avenue. keeping things going into dc, inbound new york avenue, you are still doing okay. and take note, virginiaians, 495, the inner loop between 236, little river and braddock road, we still have some of the standing water and as a result, we are losing one left lane. back to you. >> in this morning's living well headlines, it feels a little more like summer when you order chips with salsa and guacamole, but the centers for disease control, food borne illnesses were traced to contaminated salsa and guacamole. they have been implicated in the outbreaks. even a small amount of contamination can affect a lot of people. >>> a number of local children received a much needed mental workout thanks to a member of the washington redskins. yesterday, secretary duncan and washington red skin smoke to children at the columbia heights youth club. they are trying to keep children's minds sharpened, bodies healthy year round. >> you have to make sure you remember that the reason why you guys are here is we want to make sure you understand the importance of reading and the importance of moving.
SFGTV2
Jul 25, 2010 12:31am PDT
georgia and i wrote a story after my clerkship for the "nation" magazine and it was picked up everywhere. they said if you can do this again, we'll give you a year to write about civil rights which sounded pretty good because i wouldn't have to make major decisions about my career and i could write stories about things that interested me and i began to sit in courtrooms all over the country. the court that made me realize that i wanted to write a book was in green county, georgia. it was a beautiful place. president bush vacationed there three times during his presidency. i walked up the stairs and i saw the public defender there and he is a man named robert who sa major character in chapter one and he has tons of people swarming around him and they are waving papers trying to get about two minutes with him before their cases are going to be called before the judge. now this is the way it worked here in green county. he would call their anytime. john smith, are you here? and then john smith would come and be told what the prosecutor was offering and people had called and not heard back.
WETA
Jul 7, 2010 12:30am EDT
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NBC
Jun 30, 2010 11:00pm EDT
. all the heavier thunderstorms are way down to the south across the carolinas and georgia. they are not going to be coming our way any time soon. in fact, the dryness that we are experiencing now is going to continue to get more and more extreme over the next week. hardly a raindrop in the seven-day forecast. nice days and cool nights for now. we're on the front side of that big ridge of high pressure. all the steaminess has been pushed down to the south into the carolinas and georgia. warmer weather for the fourth coming our way, though, as this area of high pressure eventually works its way off the eastern seaboard. that will open up floodgates. places like bismarck, north dakota, nearly 100 today. and that big bubble has nowhere to go but towards us. we'll keep you posted. there's the latest on alex. now officially on shore on the mexican coastline. the observations here are going to continue to bring the heavy rain and the wind into the interior sections of mexico. we'll not need to be worrying too much more about alex over about the next 24 hours. for tonight, generally clear,
CBS
Jul 23, 2010 6:28am PDT
lived in georgia, chose to live in georgia, whose father was killed by a white person, no one was ever prosecuted for it, she has had crosses burned in front of her house, her husband has been pushed down the stairs trying to vote. this woman literally ought to be enraged so to speak. that's the normal reaction. but not here. >> what is the lesson that we all should learn from this? >> for openers we should learn that it ain't necessarily what you see. i don't think the white house and the administration reacted to this issue on the basis of her utterances. i think she has been a thorn in the side of the department of agriculture in georgia for a long time. those bureaucrats needed to get rid of her and they have been looking for an opportunity to get rid of her. >> but she comes through this -- she has a great story, two questions. when does she go on oprah and get the book contract? >> i don't know if she will do either. she was not that kind of woman. she might sue the blogger. she may very well do that. and she may advocate to replace the secretary of agriculture. >> this ever
NBC
Jul 29, 2010 4:00am PDT
feeding frenzy. hundreds of alligators swarm a georgia waterway for cw time. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello and good morning. welcome to our viewers across the nation, including the pacific time zone. i'm lynn berry. >>> and today, we begin with struck down. a federal judge in arizona has backed the obama administration's high-stakes challenge of arizona's controversial immigration law just hours before it was set to become law. while some provisions still go into effect today, key parts of this new legislation have been blocked, setting the stage for a lengthy court battle with arizona's governor already saying she plans to appeal. nbc's tracie potts is in washington with that story. tracie, good morning. >> reporter: lynn, good morning. arizona was ready for this fight. they have been ready for a few months now. and now a federal judge has weighed in. so, the law is in effect. it is now the law of the land in arizona, but not quite as tough as it was intended to be. >> what do we want? legalization! when do we want it? now! >> reporter: from the white house
CBS
Jul 26, 2010 4:30am EDT
behind me. this is the intersection of georgia avenue and connecticut and you can see all of the street lights are out right now because of all of the power outages. the biggest problem is people don't know what to do in these intersections. we see people blowing through for the past hour or so. they have been flying through and authorities are urging everyone to treat these as a four-way stop because, you know, it is very dark out here with all of the power out. that's something to be aware of as you make your way in to work this morning. i can say these power outages are continuing along georgia avenue. it is not just this intersection. at every intersection it will be very stop and start throughout the morning. you definitely want to leave extra time for your morning commute. in terms of power outages, hundreds of thousands of people without power in the dc area this morning. pepco says they have brought in crews working around the clock, to get all of the power on for people without power this morning one thing i want to point out a lot of people had confusion when they were calling
CBS
Jul 22, 2010 6:00am EDT
this neck of the woods. downtown silver spring, you are okay, as well. we give you georgia avenue, near wayne and that's where we are watching a little volume building. it is nine minutes after the 6:00 hour. you are watching 9 news now. we'll be right back. gardens wi, where d.c. goes to get away. maybe it's because washington d.c. loves the legendary coasters. or that your entire family will have fun, even the little ones. it could be that water country usa has more of the waves, slides and rides everyone wants. so plan your getaway and come play. you never know who you'll run into. get started at buschgardens.com/dc. >>> shirley sherrod could have her job back at the usda. the question now is, does she want it? she was forced out after a video went public showing her making supposedly racist comments, but as tara mergener explains we now know the video wasn't really what it seemed. >> that hurts -- >> reporter: shirley sherrod is deciding whether to go back to the department of agriculture. >> she has a unique set of skills, which i think would lend themselves to assisting in h
CNN
Jul 20, 2010 10:00pm EDT
development in georgia over a comment she made in march. here is some of that edited video that was posted. >> white farmer save his farm. he took a long time talking, but he was trying to show me he was superior to me. i know what he was doing. but he had come to me for help. what he didn't know is as he was taking all that time trying to show me how he was superior to me, i was trying to decide just how much help i was going to give him. so many black people have lost their farm and here there was a white person save their land. so i didn't give him the full force of what i could do. i assumed the department of agriculture had sent him to me. either that or the georgia department of agriculture and he needed to go back and report that i did try to help him. so i took him to a white lawyer that had attended some of the training that we had provided because chapter 12 bankruptcy had just been enacted for the family farm. so i figured if i take him to one of them that his own kind would take care of him. that's when it was revealed to me that it's about poor versus those who have. it's not
MSNBC
Jul 8, 2010 12:00am EDT
. moving over to georgia, democratic candidate for governor barnes has a message for his state's legislature. stop with the crazy stuff. check out the new ad. >> a governor can create jobs by selling the advantages of georgia to firms looking for a home, but it's hard for industry to take us seriously when the legislature tries to outlaw stem cell research, passes bill with microchips in the brain and talks about seceding from the union? we can't bring jobs to georgia with the rest of the country laughing at us. i'll make georgia work. >> that's a novel approach. sounds like governor roy barnes is playing to the same voter. scheduling note. i'll be speaking at the ronald reagan presidential library out in california, simi valley, california, on tuesday, july 20. two weeks from now. for more information go to the reaganlibrary.com. that's going to be an exciting night. up next, immigration politics. our strategists on how both parties will try to use the arizona law and the issue of illegal immigration to win votes this november. you're watching "hardball" only on msnbc. [ water ]
MSNBC
Jul 20, 2010 9:00am EDT
decide who will advance in the next phase of the georgia governor's race. >>> most direct attack yet against president obama this election year. we'll reveal the candidate behind it. >>> but first, down ballot. that's washington speak for races below the races on markets. we love that new orleans corner race or judge. >> the judges don't appreciate you saying that's down ballot but i guess compared to govern nor or senate. >> in a presidential year a governor's vote is down ballot. every once in a while you get -- >> one day down ballot, one day up ballot. that's politics. >> good music choice. >> if you have "washington speak" you'd like us to clarify, send us an e-mail. ♪ ♪ a day once dawned ♪ and it was beautiful ♪ ♪ so, look, see the sights ♪ that you learned [ male announcer ] at&t covers 97% of all americans. ♪ this summer, get the exclusive samsung strive for just $19.99. only from at&t. summer ain't summer without popsicle pops. ben & jerry: my two best friends. what would i do for a klondike bar? you don't wanna know. i am so happy right now. ♪ just so happy.
CNN
Jul 21, 2010 9:00am EDT
georgia who gave a speech to the naacp a few months back and made personal disclosures about whether she was going to help a white farmer who came to her for help decades ago. excerpts of the speech got posted on a conservative website and the whole thing went viral. before you know it shirley sherrod's boss, the agriculture secretary, had asked for her resignation. sherrod's tale is that ex-the excerpt of the tape was taken out of context. that she's not a racist. she treated the white farmer in the story fairly. >> i did not discriminate against him. in fact, i went all out. i had to frantically look for a lawyer at the last minute because the first lawyer we went to was not doing anything to really help him. in fact, that lawyer suggested they should just let the farmer go. all of that process, that's why i tell it. because everything that happened in dealing with him, he was the first white farmer who had come to me for help. everything that i did working with him helped me to see that it wasn't about race. it is about those who have and those that don't. >> as it turns out the farme
CSPAN
Jul 28, 2010 5:00pm EDT
-570. for what purpose does the gentleman from georgia seek recognition? mr. gingrey: madam chairman, i have an amendment at the desk. the chair: the clerk will designate the amendment. the clerk: amendment number 8 printed in house report 111-570 offered by mr. gingrey of georgia. the chair: pursuant to house resolution 1559, the gentleman from georgia, mr. gingrey, and a member opposed, each will control five minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from georgia. mr. gingrey: madam chairman, thank you. my amendment would prohibit funds in the bill from being used to exercise eminent domain without just compensation to the individuals involved. this is necessary because the keylo vs. the city of london supreme court decision expanded the so-called public use provision of the takings clause of the fifth amendment. this decision allows state and local governments to practice eminent domain for the benefit of one private party over another. in this specific case, madam chairman, the city of new london, connecticut, used its eminent domain authority to actually seize private property
CSPAN
Jul 22, 2010 1:00pm EDT
billion to $436 billion. south carolina, $16 billion to $17 billion. georgia, the gentleman from georgia's state, $565 million to $2.1 billion, a 265% increase, not private sector, state liability. so why do we want to do this? because quite honestly the purpose of insurance is that people pay their premium, they live the way they're supposed to but they want the certainty that if something bad happens to them they're going to get paid. secondly, why should the nation do it? because it would break any one of these states. the chances of every coastal county in mississippi getting hit in the same day has happened three times in my lifetime. florida had four catastrophic storms, hit almost every square inch of the state. but the chances of the same storm hitting every state on the same day is miniscule. and if it does happen, don't worry about paying claims, just call it armageddon. so what we are proposing is a program that instead of letting the private sector collect the premiums and the nation pay the bill would allow people to, as an extension, as an option to their flood insu
PBS
Jul 24, 2010 2:00am EDT
rural development expert from southwest georgia. who gave a very remarkable speech to an naacp group in march in which she argued that it's poverty, not skin color, that divides americans. which was also then twisted by a conservative website. into making her seem like a racist. and when word of that doctored video reached the white house earlier this week, someone there, we're not sure her, who, seemed to move with unusual dispatch to make sure that people at the usda fired her that day. later that night as she drove home from work she pulled over to the side of the road and resigned by email. the next morning, it's only tuesday, when the full context of that speech to the naacp became known it was clear that she was anything but a racist. and the apologies began. and until yesterday, they were still continuing. it was a ghastly 48 to 72 hours in which no one looked good and proved that an environment that's already pretty toxic politically and an attitude to shoot first and ask questions later can take the career of someone who has spent her life helping people who need it upside down
CNN
Jul 21, 2010 5:00pm EDT
important for ms. sherrod, i think she lives in georgia. what if the woman wants to stay home and keep her old job? i didn't understand why that wasn't on the table today. she may not want to move to washington and the job was, i thought he was evasive about the job so i think we need a fuller explanation and more complete set of options for ms. sherrod to stay where she was, get her old job back, or move to washington and what sounds like a bigger job but would also require her to leave home. i'm not sure, she may not want to do that. >> i suspect if she wants to stay in georgia she could have her old job back. >> she should. >> this may be a promotion and it sounds like it's right in her field involving civil rights at the department of agriculture an area she knows something about. >> well, i think it's nice they offer her a promotion but i also think it would be nice if they said we really think you were terrific at your old job. if you'd like to keep that we'd love to have you. they've left it sort of dangling that they don't somehow think she is right for the old job. i don't underst
FOX News
Jul 21, 2010 4:00am EDT
hours after those remarks before an naacp chapter in georgia surfaced yesterday on breitbart.tv, shirley sherrod was out of a job from the agriculture department, forced out, she alleged today by the obama white house. >> they harassed me as i was driving back to the state office from west point, georgia, yesterday. i had at least three calls telling me the white house wanted me to resign. >> so the pressure came from the white house? >> and, and the last one asked me to pull over to the side of the road and do it. >> you willing to name names? >> she did, saying the order came from deputy undersecretary sheryl cook who told sherrod that the white house feared the story would be covered on fox news. sherrod claims the tale she was telling the naacp audience about the dealing about the white farmer facing foreclosure in 1986 when sherrod worked for a non-profit did not extol reverse racism but showed somehow he managed to overcome prejudices a quarter century ago. >> do you feel as though you had an opportunity to state your side of the story? >> no, i didn't. the administration
CNN
Jul 20, 2010 11:00am EDT
department of agriculture had sent him to me, either that or the georgia department of agriculture, and he needed to go back and tloort i did try and help. so i took him to a white lawyer that we had -- that had attended some of the training that we had provided because chapter 12 bankruptcy had just been enacted for the family farmer, so i figured by taking him there, his own kind would take care of him. that's when it was revealed to me that it's about those who have versus those who don't. it's not about white and black. it opened my eyes because i took him to one of his own. >> so what did she mean and what was the purpose of her comments? shirley sherrod meeting me from albany, georgia. shirley, good to see you. first of all, i'm going to dive right into this with you. the direct question is did you discriminate against his white farmer? we don't have her yet. we don't have her yet. okay. how close are we? any idea? all right. shirley was a guest on "american morning." here is what she had to say on that program. >> you say that this was part of a story and that it was part that was s
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